Sunday, September 9th at 3 pm - Ilie Ruby, "The Salt God's Daughter"

09/09/2012 3:00 pm

Please join us at the Bookshop on September 9th at 3 pm, as we welcome back Ilie Ruby, reading from her latest novel, "The Salt God's Daughter".

Ilie Ruby is a painter, poet and proud adoptive mom to three children from Ethiopia. Her previous novel, THE LANGUAGE OF TREES, was published in 2010.


ISBN-13: 9781619020023
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Soft Skull Press, 9/2012
Set in Long Beach, California, beginning in the 1970s, The Salt God’s Daughter follows Ruthie and her sister, Dolly as they carve out a life in a place filled with natural beauty, meteorological myths, and exotic folklore. Raised by a mother drawn to the ocean and guided by the moons, their heritage is a mystery and their mother often absent, forcing the two girls to confront the social and sexual mores of the time on their own, caught in the riptide of a culture that alternately glorifies and demonizes female sexuality. Ruthie's daughter, Naida, is born into this conflicting landscape with a secret she tries to keep hidden, bullied and harassed by her peers as she seeks out the father she never knew. Woven with a traditional Scottish folktale and hints of Jewish mysticism, this examines how far we’ll go to find our place in a world that is often hostile to those who are different.

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